Maude Geraldine "Boo" Izor, passed away at the age of 70, on March 7, 2021.
She was born on May, 25, 1950 in Middletown Ohio to Joseph and Fannie (Weaver) Spencer. A tireless journalist, she served Southwest Ohio communities for over 40 years as an editor, reporter, photographer, columnist for the Middletown Journal, Dayton Daily News, Springboro Star Press Germantown/Farmersville Gazette and Germantown Press. She also led children and adult choirs at St. John's United Church of Christ in Germantown and Slifers Presbyterian Church in Farmersville.
Preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Fannie. She is survived by her three daughters Gillian, Whitney (Michael Heroux), and Spencer (Malinda) and their father David Izor, her sisters Lou (David) Izor, and Pat Spencer, and grandchildren Emmaline, Sam, Alex, Jay, John, Adrian, and Yoshi and nieces and nephews, Carey (Brian) Harpp, Chaz Soper, Joseph (Lori), Seth (Angie) Izor, Andrew (Anna) Izor and Justin (Jamie) Izor.
Boo delighted in the first snowfall and enthusiastically celebrated when Santa was on his way. Known as "Boo" or "Jeri", depending upon which by-line one read in which paper. She loved the magic of childhood and touched the lives of countless children through local churches, schools, and communities. Her incredible imagination, wit and humor will always be remembered through her writing.
A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, March 13th at 1:00pm at St. John's UCC, 201 W. Market Street, Germantown, Ohio. Visitation will be 11:00am - 1:00pm. Donations may be to the Valley View Education Foundation: "Boo Izor Journalism Scholarship Fund" through the Dayton Foundation.
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